Rachel Hayes, Choo Fence, Monticello, NY

Rachel Hayes, Duality of Light Without Violence, 2008

Rachel Hayes, Rainbow Quarry, Colorado Springs

If you can imagine a body of work that is the offspring of Robert Irwin and Alan Shields (remember him?), it might look something like the work of Rachel Hayes. Using translucent colored fabric, she activates spaces and sites with layered saturated color and light, and sensuous handmade tactility. Her deep sensitivity to the inherent sociological and psychologocal resonance of materials and processes imbues her work with a primal congruence that can transform our sense of place and self. Images from the artist's website.